Google Cloud Skills Boost

Understanding Your Google Cloud Costs

4 hours Introductory universal_currency_alt 2 Credits
This Quest is most suitable for those working in a technology or finance role who are responsible for managing Google Cloud costs. You’ll learn how to set up a billing account, organize resources, and manage billing access permissions. In the hands-on labs, you'll learn how to view your invoice, track your Google Cloud costs with Billing reports, analyze your billing data with BigQuery or Google Sheets, and create custom billing dashboards with Looker Studio. References made to links in the videos can be accessed in this Additional Resources document.
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  • Video

    Managing Billing Accounts

  • Lab

    A Tour of Google Cloud Hands-on Labs

    In this first hands-on lab you will access the Google Cloud console and use these basic Google Cloud features: Projects, Resources, IAM Users, Roles, Permissions, and APIs.

  • Lab

    Understanding and Analyzing Your Costs with Google Cloud Billing Reports

    In this lab, you familiarize yourself with Google Cloud Billing reports, which provides built-in cost reporting for Google Cloud within the Google Cloud Console. You view Billing reports from a live billing account, understand current and forecasted Google Cloud costs, and then analyze costs using report filters to identify cost drivers and trends

  • Lab

    Analyzing Billing Data with BigQuery

    In this lab you will create datasets and tables, import data from billing reports, and conduct a variety of queries on the data using BigQuery.

  • Lab

    Visualizing Billing Data with Looker Studio

    In this lab, you will harness the power of Looker Studio, where you will learn how to build billing graphs and charts so you can slice and dice your Google Cloud bill the way you want.

  • Lab

    Examining BigQuery Billing Data in Google Sheets

    Use Google Workspace Connected Sheets to harness the power of BigQuery. Connected Sheets lets you access and use data analytic functions to run queries and analyze data. You could create a Sheet to access and analyze your sales data, for example, then configure your Sheet to always reflect current data.

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    Quest Info
    • Plan for effective cloud cost management by setting up your teams, tools, and applying financial governance best practices.
    • Set up Google Cloud Billing account(s) and organize your resources for cost management.
    • Use Billing reports to gain visibility into your current cost trends and forecasted costs.
    • Export to and examine billing data with Google Sheets or BigQuery.
    • Visualize billing data with Billing reports and build custom dashboards with Looker Studio.
    Students enrolling in this Quest do not need any prior Google Cloud technical experience. This training will be most beneficial for those currently in a public cloud / IT finance or resource management role.
    Anyone managing Google Cloud spend in any capacity for their company; Roles include: Finance and IT procurement leads, Financial Controller, VP of Operations, Billing Ops Lead, Financial Manager, Head of IT Procurement
    Available languages
    English, français, português (Brasil), español (Latinoamérica), 日本語, and עברית
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    After finishing this quest, you can explore additional content in your learning path or browse the learning catalog.
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    Upon finishing a quest, you will earn a badge of completion. Some quests test your ability to apply your knowledge via a final assessment challenge lab. For these quests, you will receive a skill badge. Badges can be viewed on your profile and shared with your social network.